11. 01. 2024Alexandra Halkin and Chiapas Media Project/ProMedios

Alexandra Halkin and Chiapas Media Project/ProMedios announcement

Lecture and screening, 11 January 2024, Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana
In cooperation with Slovenian Cinematheque, SCCA-Ljubljana is hosting Alexandra Halkin, a director, producer, film curator and writer from Chicago, USA. In her lecture, she will present her work and the beginnings of cooperation with Zapatista communities, as well as the creation of the bi-national cooperation Chiapas Media Project/ProMedios (Mexico/USA), which she founded in 1998 in cooperation with the local community. The organization established indigenous community media centers where the communities produced their own videos that documented community life and the impact of militarization, human rights abuses, cultural and religious events, cooperatives and women’s work, some productions were in their own languages. She will also present the establishment of the Center for the Preservation of Community Audiovisual Archives (CEPAAC) in Chiapas and the current work on the feature film about the Chiapas Media Project/ProMedios archive If we film it, it’s the truth, as well as her many years of work in Cuba supporting community media projects and independent filmmakers under the auspices of the Americas Media Initiative, of which she is the founder. The lecture will be followed by a screening of a video programme from the Chiapas Media Project/ProMedios archive together with two animated films, which she created in collaboration with a group of Cuban animators and musicians during the pandemic.